The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 221 235 206
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 34 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.19% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.19% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 19
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £36,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £40,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5525 5738 5201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.03% 97.45% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4640 4883 4422
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 13 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Dorset - 13 £45,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £42,500 - 1
Somerset - 2 £37,500 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 45 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (81.25%) Selenium
3 36 (75.00%) Scrum
4 28 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 27 (56.25%) Java
6 24 (50.00%) QA
7 23 (47.92%) SQL Server
7 23 (47.92%) Windows
8 22 (45.83%) JUnit
9 20 (41.67%) Unix
9 20 (41.67%) Cucumber
9 20 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 18 (37.50%) Functional Testing
10 18 (37.50%) QA Automation
10 18 (37.50%) JBehave
10 18 (37.50%) Oracle
10 18 (37.50%) Telecoms
10 18 (37.50%) OO
11 17 (35.42%) Automation Testing
12 16 (33.33%) DevOps
13 15 (31.25%) Finance
14 13 (27.08%) Banking
15 8 (16.67%) Linux
16 6 (12.50%) Internet
17 5 (10.42%) .NET
17 5 (10.42%) C#
18 4 (8.33%) JIRA
18 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
18 4 (8.33%) Atlassian
18 4 (8.33%) Python

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (81.25%) Selenium
2 22 (45.83%) JUnit
3 20 (41.67%) Cucumber
4 18 (37.50%) JBehave
5 4 (8.33%) JIRA
6 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.17%) Maven
6 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.17%) TestNG
6 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 15 (31.25%) Finance
3 13 (27.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 3 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Unix
3 8 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) CentOS
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (75.00%) Scrum
3 28 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 20 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 18 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 18 (37.50%) OO
5 18 (37.50%) QA Automation
6 17 (35.42%) Automation Testing
7 16 (33.33%) DevOps
8 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (6.25%) ITIL
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.25%) TDD
9 2 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Python
4 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISEB
1 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.25%) Google
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
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